United Way of Chattanooga

Live United Day is on the Way
August 13th, 2014 8:23 AM

Sunday, August 17 at the Chattanooga Market
Live United Day is a day-long celebration of all things United Way at theChattanooga Market. Held Sunday, August 17, this is a great, kid-friendly event for the entire family.
This year a community-wide Stuff the Bus collection will be held on Live United Day at the Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year more than $28,000 in school supplies were collected at the market. This year's goal is $30,000. 
Nine United Way community partners will have booths set up throughout the Market with face-painting, carnival games, arts, crafts and healthy activities for children and their families to enjoy. Parents can also enroll their children – under the age of 5-years-old – for free books and learning check-ups. Every child who completes a learning check up at the market that day will receive, by mail, a voucher for a free family pass to the Creative Discovery Museum. 
United Way will also have LIVE UNITED t-shirts on sale, and all proceeds go to benefit United Way and the impact work of its partner agencies. Of course, visitors can also enjoy Chattanooga Market's great vendors with food, produce and hand-made artesian goods and the featured entertainment for the day.
For more information about Live United Day and other events, visitwww.LiveUnitedChattanooga.org or call 423-752-0300. For information about the Market, visit www.chattanoogamarket.com.

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Walgreens Helps Stuff the Bus Again!
August 13th, 2014 8:22 AM

Walgreens Wants Kids Ready for School

All 16 Walgreens locations in Hamilton County and Catoosa County will help Stuff the Bus for area teachers and students for the third year in a row. Who knew there were that many stores? For a full list of all their stores, search here.

But Walgreens wants kids to be ready for school in other ways, and they are offering a full spectrum of required and recommended vaccinations for students in Tennessee and Georgia. Check the link above and call your local Walgreens for more information. 

Walgreens Collection Box  

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Get Tools 4 Schools at Publix til Aug. 13
August 12th, 2014 9:23 AM

Publix Launches Tools for Back to School Campaign 

Having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade. That’s why Publix Super Markets will offer the Tools for Back to School campaign through Wed., Aug. 13. Customers and associates are encouraged to stop by their neighborhood Publix to donate  $5, $7 or $10 which will be used to purchase much needed school supplies for local teachers, students and non-profit organizations.

In the Hamilton County/Greater Chattanooga area, Publix is partnering with United Way of Greater Chattanooga and its "Stuff the Bus" drive. All donations to Stuff the Bus are given to the Hamilton County PTA Councils' Teacher Supply Depot. Local Publix Stores will bring their collection to the Chattanooga Market on Sunday, August 17. Last year, Hamilton County Publix stores collected $9,000 in supplies for United Way. 

 “Our Tools for Back to School program grew out of the need to help students and teachers,” said Brenda Reid,Publix media and community relations manager.  “Many families do not have the resources to purchase school supplies and often times teachers spend their own money to buy supplies for their students. That’s why this program is so important. It supports families and classroom teachers,” said Reid. Below is a list of organizations that will distribute the supplies this Fall in North and Central Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

More than 1,000 Publix stores will have a Tools for Back-to-School display near the registers. The display will include tear-off tickets valued at $5, $7 and $10. Customers may tear off a ticket and give it to the cashier when they check out. The amount on the ticket will be added to their grocery order. Customers who donate will receive a specially designed reusable bag. The school supplies will be shipped in bulk to non-profit organizations and schools. Items donated will include notebooks, crayons, color pencils, markers, #2 pencils, notebook paper, folders, scissors, and glue.

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 168,500 employees, with 2013 sales of $28.9 billion. Currently Publix has 1,077 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 17 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.   

Publix "Tools for Back-to-School" Partners


Mountain View Elementary School           Antioch

United Way Stuff the Bus                        Chattanooga

Barkers Mills Elem.                                   Clarksville

Clarksville/Montgomery Co. BOE              Clarksville

United Way of Williamson County            Franklin

United Way of Sumner County                 Gallatin

Goodlettsville Elementary                        Goodlettsville

Farragut Intermediate School                  Knoxville

Northshore Elementary School                Knoxville

United Way of Wilson                              Lebanon

West Elementary School                          Mt. Juliet

Rutland Elementary School                      Mt. Juliet

United Way Rutherford and Cannon        Murfreesboro

United Way Nashville                               Nashville

Pencil Foundation                                    Nashville


Food Bank of North East Georgia           Athens

*Kids in Need                                         Atlanta

Central Elementary                                Carrollton

United Way Bartow County                   Cartersville

Chattahoochee Valley United Way        Columbus

United Way Newton                              Covington

United Way Forsyth County                   Cumming

United Way Hall County                         Gainesville

Gum Springs Elementary                        Jefferson

Whitesville Road Elementary                  LaGrange

Middle Ga Community Food Bank            Macon

West End Elementary                             Rome

Oconee County Elementary                    Watkinsville

Murray O. Kennedy Elementary              Winder



United Way Birmingham Success by 6      Birmingham

Florence City Schools                               Florence

Food Bank of North Alabama                    Huntsville

Montgomery Area Food Bank                    Montgomery

United Way of Lee County (Auburn)         Opelika

United Way West Alabama                       Tuscaloosa


*Kids in Need distributes school supplies to teachers in 17 Metro-Atlanta School Systems.

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